‘Press Release From Delta County Sheriff Charla Singleton
On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, just before 11:00 am, deputies and first responders were dispatched to the area of Highway 24 North and FM 198 for a two-vehicle major crash. Upon arrival, emergency medical personnel determined that two occupants of one of the vehicles would be flown out via helicopter to a medical facility because of their injuries.
Witnesses identified the second vehicle’s driver and told deputies on the scene that the driver had an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. Deputies determined that, in fact, the driver, later identified as 37-year-old Austin resident Matthew Ryan Harvey, had been drinking and was detained.
Because of the severity of the crash, they summoned Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers to work the crash scene. Troopers further determined that Mr. Harvey was intoxicated at a level that impaired his abilities. As a result, he was arrested and brought to the Delta County Jail, where they booked him for two counts of Felony and three Intoxication Assaults with a Vehicle Causing Serious Bodily Injury.
He is currently at the Delta County Jail on a $60,000 bond for the two cases pending trial.